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I made this really bright, neon pink & blue Valentine for a couple of Splitcoast challenges…the Sketch (SC630) & the Clean & Simple (CAS414). The CAS challenge theme was Peek a Boo & that’s why my little monster is coming thru the heart opening. I started to try & work in the Color Challenge, too, but I already had this cutie colored & die cut & no way was he even close to right colors. 

I already knew I wanted this to be a Valentine so I used the Monster Love greeting & had the smiley monster coming out of a heart shaped opening in a much larger heart. To have the greeting & stripe hearts show up on the blue, I heat embossed them using a bright magenta powder.

Behind the lg neon pink heart, I attached a heart cut out of thin foam to elevate it a bit. I also added a piece of white behind the monster so he wouldn’t fade into the blue of the bg.

Here’s a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps: North Coast Creations – Little Monsters, Warm My Heart
Paper: X-Press It white, Staples 110# white, neon pink, bright blue
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox rosebud pigment (inside -Memento Danube blue & rosebud)
Accessories:  NCC Monster dies, ODBD Double Stitched Rectangles, Double Stitched Squares,  Ornate Hearts, Mini Stitched Hearts dies, Copic markers, Misti, Spellbinders A2 matting basics B, magenta embossing powder (Ranger), fun foam


Welcome to the February #1 Blog Hop for Serendipity Stamps!

If you arrived here from Miriam’s blog, you’re in the right place..if not, you may want to head over there first.

The Prize – One $20 gift code will go to one random commenter from the blogs. So be sure  to visit all the blogs because you don’t know which one the winner will be drawn from. You have through Sunday Feb 5 to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win. Mary will announce a winner on Feb 6 on her Blog.  Each month a different image is 50% off. This month- it’s the Fun Heart Cling Set! On the first & third Wednesdays of every month., we’ll be celebrating with a Blog Hop! 

To make my Valentine, I did things backwards from the way I usually do. I picked the paper first, instead of coloring the images, then picking paper. It just seemed the better way to go since there isn’t a lot of coloring to do w/ these images. After I had the 3 pieces I wanted to use from the collection, I found a solid pink that would work & put it into my Misti. They were stamped first w/ the Memento, then I added just a hint of pink w/ a couple of Copics & a little white to the mailbox & envelope w/ a white Prismacolor pencil. I stamped over it w/ the Versafine, added the greeting, then added some pink sparkle w/ a Wink of Stella pen. Sorry you really can’t see it in pictures, but in person, it adds a nice sparkle. The little hearts were cut using the Love die onto some leftover pink w/ another partial image of the Mailbox w/ Hearts

Here’s a look at the inside w/ more of the hearts.

Please be sure to comment on all the DT will be so appreciated & also increase your chances of winning!

Mary’s Blog

Carol Mayne

Karen Amidon

Miriam Napier

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Vickie Zimmer

Marybeth Lopez

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Mailbox w/ Hearts, Envelope w/ Hearts, Sending Love (inside – Valentine’s Day II)
Paper:  Staples #110 white, pale pink, dp (Pink Paislee – Bella Rouge)
Ink:   Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx
Accessories:   Serendipity Love die, Misti, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, R81 & R85 Copics, white prismacolor pencil, Wink of Stella pen (pink)